Our Team

Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance is led by a talented team of staff and an all-volunteer local Board of Directors who are committed to protecting our incredible public lands, clean water and wildlife species, honoring tribal sovereignty and cultural practices, and building a strong, vibrant future for wild nature and human communities in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

Our Team

Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance is led by a talented team of staff and an all-volunteer local Board of Directors who are committed to protecting our incredible public lands, clean water and wildlife species, honoring tribal sovereignty and cultural practices, and building a strong, vibrant future for wild nature and human communities in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

Staff

Headshot of ED Peter Metcalf

Peter Metcalf

Executive Director

Peter grew up exploring the woods and creeks and sleeping under the stars at a Lutheran summer camp in western Oregon. After college, he moved to Montana to lead backpacking trips for high school students, fell in love with the state and its people and stayed. He is a long-time wilderness guide and outdoor educator with an MS in Environmental Studies and most of a Ph.D. in Forestry and Conservation Science from the University of Montana.  He joined GTMA as the Executive Director in January 2019. In his free time, he enjoys exploring wild places by foot or by boat, Nordic skiing, reading, and gardening.

406-434-6223 Ext. 101
peter@glaciertwomedicine.org

GTMA staff member Ashley Sherburne

Ashley Sherburne

Communications and Engagement Specialist

Ashley has always felt most at home in nature. She grew up in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest before moving to Montana in 2003 to attend the University of Montana. There she earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Native American Studies and an M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies. After graduating, Ashley became a teacher, focusing on placed-based education for elementary, middle school, and high school students for over a decade, mostly on the Blackfeet Reservation. Ashley and her husband Ryan own and operate the Mountain Pine Motel in East Glacier Park, where they live with their daughter. She joined GTMA in 2023. In her spare time, she teaches and studies yoga, hikes, skis, and spends time with her family and their dog.

406-434-6223 Ext. 100
ashley@glaciertwomedicine.org

Board of Directors

Regina Rink | Board President

East Glacier Park, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Regina Rink

Regina was born and raised in East Glacier Park where her family has owned and operated various businesses for generations.  She recently retired after 33 years of teaching in the Browning School district, most recently as a speech therapy specialist.  An accomplished watercolor artist, Gina created GTMA’s striking logo.  Her many years living and working in the local community provide her intimate knowledge of the land and the way of life it engenders, insights she draws on to help guide the organization.

Lou Bruno | Vice President

East Glacier, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Lou Bruno

Lou, long time defender of the Badger-Two Medicine and co-founder of the Glacier Two Medicine Alliance, was born in Brooklyn, NY and came to East Glacier in 1975 to teach school in Browning. He has resided in East Glacier Park ever since despite the ever present wind. Lou has been active for years in the wider Montana conservation community, including a three year stint as President of the Montana Wilderness Association (now Wild Montana) as well as serving currently on the board of Montana Conservation Elders. Lou is also a master naturalist and former guide, who leads many of our walks where he happily shares his deep love and knowledge of local wildlife species (especially birds) and natural systems.

Bill Cardin | Secretary

East Glacier Park, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Bill Cardin

Bill grew up in western Washington. Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks were prominent places he explored in his childhood.  Bill spent his professional career working for the Federal Aviation Administration helping guide flights safely to their destination. This work brought him to Montana 25 years ago where he rediscovered a love for wild public lands. After taking early retirement, Bill joined the Board of GTMA to help protect the wild lands in his backyard.  Bill is an ardent birder and master gardener.

Jane Holland | Treasurer

Whitefish, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Jane Holland

Jane keeps the books for Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance as well as works as an accountant for a local business in Browning. She and her husband lived in East Glacier Park for years before recently relocating across the divide to Whitefish. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jane received her Finance degree from Arizona State University. Next to working with numbers, she claims protecting the environment and outdoor recreation as her greatest passions. She can frequently be found exploring public lands by foot, bike, ski, or kayak.

Greg Strutz

East Glacier Park, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Greg Strutz

Greg is a resident of East Glacier Park where he moved full time after he retired from a career as an information network technology manager of various database systems at the University of Minnesota. Greg is a fierce advocate for protecting healthy, abundant populations of native fish and wildlife species in the Crown of the Continent, especially grizzly bears, as well as for permanent protection for the Badger-Two Medicine. His knowledge of natural resource policy and wildlife science have been instrumental to developing GTMA’s conservation policy and management positions over the years.

Dylan DesRosier

East Glacier Park, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Dylan DesRosier

Dylan is the Blackfeet Program Manager with The Nature Conservancy, where he supports conservation program partnerships with the Blackfeet Nation. Prior to working for TNC, Dylan attended the University of Montana where he completed a master’s degree in Resource Conservation at the College of Forestry and Conservation with an emphasis in Federal Indian Law and natural resource policy. Dylan spent his formative years in the small town of East Glacier Park in the foothills of the Miistukkiis, surrounded by family and friends. A former member of the trail crew in Glacier National Park, Dylan is an avid backcountry snowboarder, elk hunter, and nature photographer

Sherry Hilleboe

East Glacier Park, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Sherry Hilleboe

Originally from Colorado, Sherry’s love of the mountains and wilderness was instilled early in life by her dad who regularly took her and her three younger sisters hunting, fishing, and hiking. Sherry later moved to Montana and attended nursing school at Montana State University. For more than 30 years she has worked in Browning as a nurse. She has three children and two large dogs, as well as seven grandchildren who are the joys of her life. Sherry originally became involved with Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance as a volunteer at the Fall Gathering and later joined the Board. Although she can no longer hike into the Badger-Two Medicine or Glacier National Park due to a back injury, she loves the mission of the organization and the hope it brings her that we can save our wildlife and wildlands if ordinary people get involved in conservation.

Roy Jacobs

Pendroy, MT
GTMA board member Roy Jacobs riding a horse

Raised in Choteau, Montana, Roy got a job after high school exploring for oil and gas on the Rocky Mountain Front. Witnessing the impacts this had on the land changed Roy’s perspective and he has become one of the most ardent defenders of the Front, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, and other wild places in Montana. A long-time hunting guide and now-retired taxidermist, Roy helped lead the community-based effort to develop and pass the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act in 2014, which protected the Front south of the Badger-Two Medicine and designated the first new Wilderness in the state in over 30 years. Roy lives with his wife and grandkids in Pendroy, and wrangles buffalo for a ranch west of his native Choteau.

John Schmid

East Glacier Park, MT
GTMA board member John Schmid

One of GTMA’s original charter members in the 1980s, John loves to hunt, hike and ski in the Badger-Two Medicine. He is passionate about ensuring the land is preserved intact, including all of its native biodiversity, for the benefit of future generations and done so in a way that ensures it can continue to sustain Native peoples and lifeways as it has for generations. Originally from Ohio where his family ran a dairy, John worked for years as a teacher and school counselor throughout Blackfeet country. Through this work and his volunteerism in the community, he learned to appreciate the particular gifts of the Indigenous people to this land and to humanity.

Anne Schuschke

East Glacier Park, MT
GTMA board member Anne Schuschke

Anne grew up in Kalispell, MT and currently lives in East Glacier with her husband and dogs. She is an educator in the Browning Public Schools as well as a naturalist by trade who has worked as a guide in Alaska and in Glacier National Park. She was drawn to serve on the Board of GTMA because of its dedication to protecting and keeping wild places wild for future generations. In 2019, then Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed Anne to serve on a new 18-member Grizzly Bear Advisory Council designed to facilitate a statewide discussion on long-term grizzly bear management and conservation. In her free time, you can find her backcountry snowboarding, rock climbing, splitting firewood, traveling, mountain climbing, or playing in her garden.

Mike Wikstrom

East Glacier Park, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Mike Wikstrom

Mike joined the Board because he wanted to help protect the Badger-Two Medicine so it could be continued to be enjoyed by everyone. Recently retired, Mike brings a wealth of business administration knowledge to the Board from his long and successful career managing a grocery business in Browning. He now spends a lot of his time building his house, helping others as a general handyman, or carrying out his duties as head of the Volunteer Fire Department in East Glacier. A grandfather and great-grandfather, Mike enjoys spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids, as well as fishing and hunting.

Frank Vitale

Columbia Falls, MT
Headshot of GTMA board member Frank Vitale

Frank cut his teeth fishing and hunting in northern New England as a boy before heading west to work for the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter. For more than four decades, Frank has been deeply involved with wilderness and conservation issues in northern Montana, including identifying proposed wilderness in the Whitefish Range. A professional farrier by trade, he and his mules regularly pack volunteer trail crews into the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  Frank has served on the boards of the North Fork Preservation Association, Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Montana Conservation Elders, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation. When Frank’s not raising his voice for wilderness or shoeing horses, he’s riding mountain trails, packing trail crews, or hunting near his cabin on the Front.

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